Wyrtig

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OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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Plantain
Plantago major

[Plant name] in early sources

Description      Propagation      Cultivation        Harvest

Scientific name

 
Common names, modern

Plantain, broadleaf plantain, common plantain, ribwort, way-bread, Englishman's footprint, whiteman's footprint, wild plantain 

Common names, early   

Description

Lifespan  
Cold hardiness  
Size  
Habit

 

Flower

 

Foliage

 

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Propagation
By seed  
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Germination time  
Moisture  
Light

Cultivation

Soil  
Moisture  
Light  
Natural habitat  
Vigor  
Diseases  
Pests  
Harvest
Season to bloom/bear  
Seed collection  

 

 

 

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